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ACTION ALERT - SECTION 8 WAIT LIST OPEN TOMORROW!!!

NOTICE - Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists 

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) in conjunction with Atlantis

Community, Inc., will open two Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting lists for one day

on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Following are the two separate waiting list categories:

1. Applicants who meet DOH's disability preference and can verify disability as defined by the U.S.

Department of Housing and Urban Development.

2. Applicants who are Non-elderly (under age 62) persons with disabilities currently residing in

nursing homes or other healthcare institutions transitioning into the community.

All applicants must be able to verify their disability as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development as well as other aspects of the preference. Completed applications can only be

submitted in person from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm on Wednesday August 8, 2018, at the Atlantis Community

office located at 221 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223. Once all applications have been received and

processed, the computer system used to manage the waiting lists will rank all applications using a

random order sort. Therefore, the order in which applications are received is not important, only that

they are completed and submitted on August 8, 2018, by 3:30 pm. 

www.atlantiscommunity.org

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Call your Senators today about the EVV delay bill!

Ask your Senators to support an EVV delay bill NOW! 

A bill delaying Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for a year is likely to move in the Senate as early as this week.  Contact your Senators today and ask for a vote to pass S.2897

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a tracking system that requires electronic verification of when a person receives Medicaid-funded personal care or home health services. 

EVV has the potential to invade the privacy of people with disabilities, limit their independence and community access, and lead to cuts in services.

A delay is an important first step and will give advocates more time to work with Congress, CMS, and the states to address the significant concerns with EVV and its potential impact on people with disabilities. 

A bill already passed in the House, now we need the Senate to move on it.

 

Action:
 
Please contact your Senators today and ask for a vote to pass S.2897!  The Senate can give S.2897 a fast vote if Senate leadership calls for it. Please ask your Senators to tell Senate leadership to bring S.2897 to a unanimous consent vote to delay EVV.
 
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and ask to be connected to your Senators.  Ask your House Member to pass an at-least-one-year delay for implementation of EVV. 
 
You can also write to your Senator.
 
Message to Senators:
 
Please support a delay to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation. Tell Senate leadership to bring S.2897 to a unanimous consent vote to delay EVV.
 
Too much is at stake to rush the process: the independence, privacy and quality of life of people with disabilities who rely on these services, as well as the stability of disability supports and services. 

· There has been little stakeholder input, despite EVV affecting personal aspects of peoples' lives.

· EVV will impact the privacy and independence of people receiving services, as well as the workforce that delivers those services-but the extent of these impacts remains unclear.  A delay will give us more time to address problems.


To learn more about EVV.
 
To learn more on EVV bills.